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De-Stress@The Library

George Mason University - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 06:27

Gatway Library is hosting De-Stress@The Library on December 7 from 3-7 p.m.Stop by for some Lego-ing and art therapy. Free! Fun! Relaxation and refreshments are yours to enjoy as you prepare for Final Exams. For more information, please contact Allison O’Connor, aoconnor at gmu.edu

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STEM Students + Distance Resources = Success!

American University News - Fri, 12/01/2017 - 00:00
Distance resources at American University allow you to access materials such as data, literature, and peer-reviewed research, as well as services such as research assistance and interlibrary loan while you are away.
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Combating HIV/AIDS at home and abroad

American University News - Fri, 12/01/2017 - 00:00
SIS Professor Nina Yamanis was recently awarded an NIH grant to expand her research on HIV risks and interventions for young people in urban Tanzania.
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Free Speech: How Far Can We Go?

American University News - Thu, 11/30/2017 - 00:00
Should university officials invite speakers with extremist views to campus? What kind of protest should be allowed? Should students who threaten speakers face consequences? This was the topic of discussion at a recent SPA event.
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Finding My Way at S.E.A.

American University News - Wed, 11/29/2017 - 00:00
Environmental science student Sergio Morales, Jr. discusses his experience of studying abroad with the Sea Education Association.
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The Pursuit of Engineering

American University News - Wed, 11/29/2017 - 00:00
Learn more about a unique and relatively new joint degree program in affiliation with Columbia University's Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science.
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Alumnus Seeks to Educate Others While Searching For Kidney Transplant

American University News - Wed, 11/29/2017 - 00:00
Stuart Miller, SPA/BS ’81, needs a kidney transplant to survive.
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The Business of Balancing Both

American University News - Wed, 11/29/2017 - 00:00
Cody Louis Cohen, BSBA '17 with a concentration in television production, is bi-lingual--but not as one might think.
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Biologists, Business Execs and Everything in Between

American University News - Tue, 11/28/2017 - 00:00
The biotechnology industry has been rapidly growing over the past several years. As this industry continues to grow, it is in need of skillful and knowledgeable scientists to bring new and innovative ideas to the table.
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Professor Laura Beers Wins Stansky Book Prize

American University News - Tue, 11/28/2017 - 00:00
Laura Beers, associate professor of history, has won the Stansky Book Prize for her book, Red Ellen: The Life of Ellen Wilkinson, Socialist, Feminist, Internationalist (Harvard University Press, 2016).
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Here’s Why Your Local TV News Is About to Get Even Worse

American University News - Tue, 11/28/2017 - 00:00
The real question for citizens is simple: Did deregulation work?
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Student’s Film ‘Nuclear Family’ Builds Bridges

American University News - Tue, 11/28/2017 - 00:00
MA film student Ari Beser already has a book and film to his name, and was 2015 Africa Geographic Photographer of the Year.
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Professor Laura Beers Wins Stansky Book Prize

American University News - Tue, 11/28/2017 - 00:00
Laura Beers, associate professor of history, has won the Stansky Book Prize for her book, Red Ellen: The Life of Ellen Wilkinson, Socialist, Feminist, Internationalist (Harvard University Press, 2016).
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Forthcoming Mason Press Title: Playfair

George Mason University - Mon, 11/27/2017 - 17:33

William Playfair, when he is known today, is remembered as the inventor of “statistical graphics,” including the line, bar, and pie charts that we still use regularly today (and built into Microsoft Excel). He’s a sometime-hero of the Infogeek community. Edward Tufte cited him extensively in The Visual Display of Quantitative Information, and called Playfair one of the great inventors of modern graphical design, who created the “first time series using economic data.” (Tufte, Edward, The Visual Display of Quantitative Information, Graphics Press, 1983, 9, 32-34, 64-65, 91-92)

In the George Mason University Press’ forthcoming titlePlayfair: The True Story of the British Secret Agent Who Changed How We See the World, author Bruce Berkowitz reveals a journey to uncover a truth that is often hidden, opaque, distorted, refracted by lenses of luck, fate, and personal conflicts of interest.

Playfair: The True Story of the British Secret Agent Who Changed How We See the World, by Bruce Berkowitz, will be published by the George Mason University Press in November 2017. It can be ordered from Amazon or from your favorite independent bookseller. George Mason University Press titles are distributed by University of Virginia Press and Longleaf Distribution.

For more information about the George Mason University Press, please contact John Warren, jwarre13@gmu.edu

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The Science of Sound

American University News - Mon, 11/27/2017 - 00:00
New AU professor talks music technology and recreating sounds of the past.
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Who is the Real Indiana Jones?

American University News - Mon, 11/27/2017 - 00:00
Iconic movie character helps make professor’s book about 200-year history of Western archeological finds accessible.
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Finals@Fenwick: Open Hours Expand 12/1

George Mason University - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 07:40

Looking for more study time before – and during – finals? Find it at Fenwick! From December 1 through December 16, the Library increases Friday and Saturday evening open hours and will close at Midnight. From December 11 through December 19, Monday through Thursday, and Sunday, December 17, Fenwick Library will be open until 2 a.m. Plus, Fenwick Lobby is open 24/10 starting December 9! The detailed schedule of Fenwick finals hours is posted on library.gmu.edu. Good luck with your exams, papers and projects!

 

 

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SIS Golden Eagles support future service leaders

American University News - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 00:00
50 years after their graduation, alumnae Kathy Kline and Charlotte Jones-Carroll stay connected to their alma mater through the Class of 1967 Prize.
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Former EPA Director Gina McCarthy Visits the School of Public Affairs

American University News - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 00:00
Former Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Gina McCarthy, visited with American University School of Public Affairs students, faculty, and the community to talk about environmental policy.
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